Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b5

The Jetpack team is happy to announce the release of Add-on SDK, version 1.0b5. This version is the last beta version before the 1.0 release of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for building Firefox add-ons. This version includes new APIs, some enhancements, and a great deal of bug fixes and stability improvements. Notable are:

  • New Hotkeys API to let you easily create new keyboard shortcuts.
  • New APIs for communicating with Content Scripts
  • New Window-specific widget to change the widget content on a per-window basis

To get started building add-ons with the Add-on SDK, download it and then check out the
documentation and the
Release Notes for more details about this release.

As always we’d love to hear from you about your experiences with this release! You can contact us in a variety of ways:

post to our discussion group
chat with us on #jetpack
report a bug
check out the source and contribute bug fixes, enhancements, or documentation


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